Research

Bishop Communications research services will magnify your effectiveness. Whether at the local government level in Lane County, Eugene and Springfield, or at the state level with the Oregon Legislature or individual Oregon administrative departments, by providing research services that get you real time and historical information, Bishop Communications research will allow you to form strategies and alliances that produce results.

OREGON LAW (ORS)
Bishop Communications is experienced in researching legislative history and determining legislative intent through tracing individual bills or proposals that have been introduced in the Oregon Legislature.

Areas of legislative research include:
Energy issues; particularly renewable & alternative energy production and regulation
Land use
Water issues
Forestry
Public contracting
Medical and health issues; specifically eye care and Emergency Services
Liquor industry; wine, beer & spirits production, regulation & commerce
Lottery & gambling regulation
Elections law
Transportation safety

ADMIN RULE CHALLENGES & LEGAL CASE PREPARATION
Bishop Communications is experienced with organizing and indexing documents in preparation for Administrative Rule hearings, and lawsuits in circuit court and Oregon Supreme Court.

CAMPAIGN FINANCING
With more than 20 years experience calling Oregon state level elections and researching campaign financing, Bishop Communications is the go-to firm for research into campaign contributions & expenditures and PAC financing.

LOBBYISTS Expenditures and client payments
When your company or organization has an issue before the Oregon Legislature or the Oregon voters, we give you the information you need to know who your opposition is and how much is being spent in the state for lobbying. Bishop Communications is experienced in researching industry specific payments made to lobbyists registered with the Oregon Ethics Commission, and linking PAC contributions to lobbyists, candidates and organizations.

ELECTED OFFICIALS & OTHER PUBLIC OFFICIALS Biographical information
It is important to know the decision makers and public officials you are working with. Bishop Communications can provide basic biographical details as well as history on actions taken by a particular public figure. Whether you simply want to be courteous when you meet a newly elected official or you are disagreeing over an important issue, it pays to know about a person and what might motivate them.

PUBLIC INFORMATION
Know the players and history of the organizations and groups you are dealing with. Let Bishop Communications assist in uncovering information and connections important to the issues your business or organization are working on. Bishop Communication specializes in gaining access to public information that may not be obvious or readily available.